How do I clean the Collapsible Dog Bowl?
Cleaning the Collapsible Dog Bowl is simple. We recommend washing by hand. Use soapy water to give the interior waterproof liner a quick scrub. Hose down or wipe off the exterior with a wet rag if it’s muddy or dusty. Air dry. Voila–good as new!
Where do you make ReRoam Gear?
Much of our ReRoam gear is stitched right in our homebase of Bend, Oregon. We’ve partnered with local seamster, Tailgate Industries, to localize production and fulfillment of our ReRoam gear, further reducing our carbon footprint.
What is the difference between upcycling and recycling?
Upcycling is the process of taking products or materials that are considered waste and repurposing them. For instance, taking an air mattress destined for the dump and stitching it into a utility mat.
On the other hand, recycling is the process of breaking down material waste into a different state to then create a new good. An example that’s becoming more and more prevalent: Plastic water bottles, which are recycled and turned into a fabric, before eventually getting stitched into a t-shirt or jacket.
Why are upcycling & recycling important?
Recycling and upcycling are different processes. Recycling breaks down a material before creating a new product, for example, sheets of aluminum that are recycled and then eventually manufactured into aluminum cans. Upcycling skips the breakdown step, and simply converts an existing product into a new one–for instance, cutting up old air mattresses and stitching them into your favorite changing mat.
Both processes essentially convert old products into new ones, and both are extremely important. Manufacturers don’t always need to create new products from virgin materials, and instead can give old materials a second life. This creates a circular, “cradle-to-cradle” means of production as opposed to a linear, “cradle-to-grave” one.